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Tacoma Power is seeking a Power Utility Manager to join our Transmission & Distribution section. The Power Utility Manager will lead the Projects & Standards engineering workgroup to support the safe and affordable operation of Tacoma Power’s electric system through standardization and project delivery excellence. The Projects & Standards group is key to bringing together diverse roles from the Transmission & Distribution section and beyond to deliver key projects and achieve consensus on standards and work practices.
In this role you will manage two teams of professionals:
The Project Delivery team leads large transmission and distribution line and/or substation projects typically involving budgets exceeding $1M, often driven by external development, and generally made up of project team members from across the organization.
The Standards, Work Practices & Materials team leads the development and revision of transmission and distribution construction standards and work practices, in addition to the selection of standard materials.
Cultivate an inclusive team that visibly values diversity, equity and inclusion.
Set and share team and individual goals; plan and prioritize team and individual workload; monitor team and individual performance.
Celebrate individual and team success.
Build breadth and depth of team knowledge, skills, and abilities; encourage information sharing.
Mentor and develop work group members to be the best they can be in their current roles and to prepare them for their roles of tomorrow.
Coach work group members on their performance and provide meaningful and constructive feedback grounded in empathy.
Champion a culture of project management excellence and best practices, both within the work group and in peer work groups, including internal and external stakeholder management.
Foster strong relationships within the team and with other work groups built on trust.
Continuously improve work group processes, apply critical thinking, and gain consensus around best practices.
Plan for and monitor biennial operations and maintenance budget; develop business cases for capital projects.
Oversee establishment and management of consultant, construction, and supply contracts as needed.
Assign project managers to projects teams and provide support as needed.
Manage projects as needed.
Collaborate cross-functionally on new processes, programs, and procedures.
Selection Process & Supplemental Information
City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.
The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its workplace. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, marital or veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.
Tacoma Power Tacoma Power is an almost 100% hydroelectric, municipally-owned public power utility, located in Tacoma. We serve approximately 170,000 customers as one of the three operating divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, alongside Tacoma Water and Tacoma Rail. As one of the most livable, walkable cities in the country, you'll find that Tacoma is a great fit for all interests with places to bike, run, hike, and explore, the perks of a big city, and the charm of a small town.
Apply Interested individuals shouldapply online and attach a detailed resume and cover letter that includes job experience, major responsibilities and accomplishments related to this position.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received for interview consideration.
Reference checks will be conducted on final candidates and appointment is subject to passing a background check.
Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from cityoftacoma.org and/or governmentjobs.com must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.
If you have any additional questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before 4pm on the closing date of this posting.
Minimum Education* Bachelor's degree in engineering, business administration or directly related field.
Minimum Experience* 5 years experience in an electric utility including 1 year prior lead/supervisory experience.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements Background check required to meet cybersecurity requirements. Depending upon assignment a WA driver’s license may be required
*Equivalency: 1 year of experience = 1 year of education
Tacoma Power is a consumer-owned public utility providing electrical power to Tacoma, Washington and the neighboring communities. The majority of our power supply comes from carbon-free hydroelectric resources. We are committed to maintaining a resilient modern grid system while providing electricity to our consumers at sustainable and affordable rates.